global rise in executions despite increasing opposition to death penalty, Amnesty International reports

Tokyo, Japan – Despite many countries abolishing the use of capital punishment, the number of executions continues to rise globally. According to Amnesty International, the data compiled from official statistics, media reports, and firsthand information indicates that China leads in the number of executions, although exact figures are undisclosed by the Chinese government. In 2022, Amnesty International recorded 883 executions worldwide, marking the highest number since 2017. However, this figure is significantly lower compared to …

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Europe’s Leaders Urgently Need to Reverse Course on Migration Deal with Tunisia, Says Amnesty Director

Brussels, Belgium – Eve Geddie, Director of Amnesty‚Äôs European Institutions Office, expressed deep concern over the European Union’s recent agreement with Tunisia. The deal aims to curb migration to Europe and comes with millions in financial support for border management. While European and EU leaders hope to address the migration crisis, Geddie believes the human costs of the agreement are already apparent. She urges European and EU leaders to urgently reverse course. The agreement with …

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Over 700 Knives, Including ‘Zombie Knives,’ Surrendered to Humberside Police in Week-Long Amnesty

Hull, England – More than 700 knives, including “zombie knives,” have been voluntarily surrendered to Humberside Police during a week-long amnesty. The haul, which ranged from kitchen knives to “really horrific” weapons, came as part of Operation Sceptre, a national effort to combat knife crime. Police placed knife bins outside stations across the Humber region, collecting a variety of weapons, much to the surprise of Superintendent Jenny Bristow. “Knife crime can have a devastating impact …

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